Tourism in Montenegro

Montenegro recorded a total of 2 million tourists in 2017, ranking 91st in the world in absolute terms.

That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Montenegro, the result is much more comparable picture: With 3.0 tourists per resident, Montenegro ranked 23rd in the world. In Southern Europe, it ranked 4th.

Montenegro generated around 1.11 billion US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 20.34 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Montenegro from 2002 to 2017

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Montenegro each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.

Tourists per year in Montenegro

Revenues in tourism

In 2007, tourism revenues amounted to 660.00 million USD, or about 17.93 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 984,000 tourists at that time and roughly 671 USD per person. Within 10 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 1.11 billion USD, accounting for 22.89 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 591 USD for his holiday in Montenegro.

Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
Tourism receipts in Montenegro per year

All data for Montenegro in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPExpences per person
2002136,000
2003142,000
2004188,000
2005272,000
2006378,000
2007984,000660.00 m $17.93 %671 $
20081.03 m859.00 m $18.90 %833 $
20091.04 m792.00 m $19.04 %759 $
20101.09 m765.00 m $18.48 %703 $
20111.20 m926.00 m $20.40 %771 $
20121.26 m860.00 m $21.04 %680 $
20131.32 m929.00 m $20.81 %702 $
20141.35 m959.00 m $20.90 %710 $
20151.56 m947.00 m $23.37 %607 $
20161.66 m978.00 m $22.36 %588 $
20171.88 m1.11 bn $22.89 %591 $


All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.